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Title: News Update of USA

News Updates of USA
  • Glimpse of latest news that happened in last week

Classified US satellite launched from California
  • A rocket carrying a classified US satellite for
    the National Reconnaissance Office has been
    launched from California. 
  • The Atlas 5 rocket lifted off at 949 am today
    and roared away into a clear sky over Vandenberg
    Air Force Base.
  • All systems were going well when the launch
    webcast concluded about five minutes into the
    flight, as is customary during such missions. 
  • The satellite dubbed NROL-79 is described only as
    a national security payload for the NRO. 
  • The once-secret office operates an array of
    intelligence-gathering satellites.  Read more

White House staff told to preserve
Russia-related materials
  • White House lawyers have instructed the
    president's aides to preserve materials that
    could be connected to Russian interference in the
    2016 election and other related investigations,
    three administration officials said. 
  • The memo, which was sent to White House staff on
    Tuesday, comes after Senate Democrats last week
    asked the White House and law enforcement
    agencies to keep all materials involving contacts
    that Trump's administration, campaign and
    transition team or anyone acting on their behalf
    have had with Russian government officials or
    their associates.
  • Read more

Democrat urges US Attorney Gen to
combat rising hate crimes
  • In the wake of the killing of an Indian techie in
    Kansas, Indian-American Democrat Raja
    Krishnamoorthi has urged US Attorney General to
    "use the full powers" of the Justice Department
    to "combat the rising tide" of hate and violence
    in the US. "From grave desecration at a Jewish
    cemetery in St Louis to a shooting at a bar in
    Kansas, Americans have been shaken to the core by
    the recent rise in hate crimes," Krishnamoorthi
    said in a letter to Attorney General Jeff
  • Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, was killed and Alok
    Madasani, another Indian of the same age, injured
    in the shooting by navy veteran Adam Purinton,
    who yelled "terrorist" and "get out of my
    country" before opening fire on them. 
  • Jewish Community Centres nationwide have received
    bomb threats, and countless Muslims have been
    harassed and threatened, the democrat said.  Read

Canada university evacuated over anti-Muslim
bomb threat
  • A bomb threat targeting Muslim students forced an
    evacuation of nearly 4,000 students from the
    downtown campus of Concordia University in
  • In an email to school administrators and local
    media, a group identifying itself as the
    "underground" chapter of C4, or the Council of
    Conservative Citizens of Canada, at the
    university directly warned "Muslim students"
    there it would detonate one homemade explosive a
    day through Friday to protest their activities.
  • Now that President (Donald) Trump is in office
    south of the border, things have changed. We will
    not tolerate your behaviour anymore," the group
    said in its emailed letter, referring to the US
    president.  Read more

Jaishankar meets US NSA, discuss bilateral ties
  • Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar has met US
    National Security Advisor Lt Gen H R McMaster and
    discussed counter-terrorism, bilateral relations
    and ways to take Indo-US ties forward. 
  • The meeting between Jaishankar and McMaster gains
    significance as the top military leader was
    appointed as the National Security Advisor by US
    President Donald Trump ten days ago.
  • During the meeting held at the White House, the
    two officials are believed to have discussed
    issues related to security relationship,
    counter-terrorism, and defence partnership. 
  • Jaishankar also met Speaker of the House of
    Representatives Paul Ryan and discussed various
    issues, including ways to enhance economic and
    defence cooperation between both countries.  Read